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Apr 12, 2019 | By Ole Herman Elgesem
cf-runagent is a component for triggering remote agent runs using the CFEngine network protocol. It does not allow for arbitrary commands to be executed, but rather asks the remote host to run the policy it already has. To trigger cf-runagent from other systems or web interfaces, you want to be able to run it as non-root.
Feb 12, 2019 | By Eli Taft
CFEngine is very simple to set up and use, especially if all of the clients and the hub are going to be using the same promises. But what if there are certain things you want to enforce on a hub and not a client? What if there are certain things you want to enforce on a client but not on a hub?
Jan 17, 2019 | By Thomas Ryd
The CFEngine policy analyzer is an awesome new service introduced in CFEngine 3.13. The policy analyzer allows you to quickly debug policies and inspect what is going on under hood of CFEngine. A known challenge with CFEngine, and most DSL based automation tools, relates to understanding what is actually going on during live operations. Many users view it as “black-box magic”. Unfortunately, the amount of magic and the size of the black box increases with the level of automation. This is undesirable.
Dec 17, 2018 | By Nick Anderson
CFEngine 3.12.0 introduced the augments key to the Augments file format. If you are not already familiar with Augments, check it out. It’s a very easy way to define classes and variables very early during agent execution, before policy.
Nov 30, 2018 | By Nils Christian Roscher-Nielsen
CFEngine 3.12.1 LTS has now been released. This release brings many stability and performance improvements to the 3.12 LTS series. It is a stable and well-tested version of CFEngine. We wish to extend a big thanks to the ecosystem that helps make CFEngine great by reporting bugs, contributing fixes and suggesting new and improved functionality. Without you, CFEngine would not be the powerful, high performance, widely used product we all appreciate today!
Feb 15, 2019 | By CFEngine
Video recording of the CFEngine talk by Ole Herman Schumacher Elgesem at Config Management Camp 2019 in Gent, Belgium.